The West London Chorus (formerly the Chiswick Choir) always welcomes new members to take part in our exciting and stimulatingconcerts and other events. Some experience of choral singing and sight reading is helpful, but not compulsory. There’s an informal audition for new members so that our Musical Director, Hilary Campbell, can make sure you are placed in the appropriate section for your voice.
The choir usually rehearses on Tuesday evenings during term time at St Michael’s Church Centre in Chiswick. Potential new members are welcome to attend as guests to get the feel of singing with the choir and to help them decide if they want to join us.
Annual membership is £195 payable in October, though alternative arrangements can be made on request to the Treasurer. In addition to rehearsals and performances, membership also includes our annual party!
We also offer a limited number of vocal scholarships each year to nurture the skills and experience of talented singers between the ages of 18 and 30.
A new choir member recently reported that “I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term with Chiswick Choir, and I really appreciate the high standards and high expectations of our musical director, Hilary. It has been an exciting and challenging term and I feel I have learned a lot. It has been a real privilege to sing with Chiswick Choir, (and this comes from someone who used to sing with the Philharmonia Chorus).”
So if you are interested in joining us or coming to any of our rehearsals, or would like more information about scholarships, please contact our Membership Secretary.
Here’s an extract from the Sanctus from Bach’s B minor Mass from one of our earlier pre-lockdown concerts.
4th January 2022 – Spring term starts
2nd April 2022 – Easter concert of sacred and uplifting 20th Century choral works at St Paul’s Church, Grove Park, W4 3SD
6th – 10th April – Performance Tour to Bruges and Ghent – details tbc
23rd April 2022 – Conductors’ Workshop – details tbc – St Mary’s Twickenham
3rd May 2022 – Summer term starts
2nd July 2022 – Summer concert – details tbc – St Nicholas’ Church, Chiswick Mall